Splash® — Watercolour New Zealand's Annual Exhibition

Splash® + Ceramicus 2020

Saturday 24 October - Sun 8 November 2020, open 10 - 5 daily
The NZ Academy of Fine Arts, 1 Queens Wharf, Wellington

Yes, Splash® is happening once again. The Committee worked through the changes wrought by lockdown and are happy to have secured the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts Gallery again, in partnership with the Wellington Potters Association.

We look forward to another wonderful exhibition with Svetlana Orinko as our Guest Artist.

DATES

Monday 5 Oct - Closing date for Splash 2020 entry forms
Wednesday 14 Oct - Delivery day for couriered entries to: Watercolour New Zealand, c/- Pack & Send, 103 Thorndon Quay, Wellington
Tuesday 20 Oct - Receiving day for entries delivered by hand 4:30pm–7pm
Friday 23 Oct - Splash 2020 Opening 5:30pm
24 Oct – 8 Nov - Splash 2020 exhibition season
Sunday 8 Nov - Collection of unsold paintings 4pm–5:30pm

ENTRY FORMS

Take care, please, to get your entry form correct and follow the rules. What you write on the entry form is what will appear in the catalogue. We will not be altering prices or titles. We have very limited time to set up the show, so we need to be tough! Help us by getting it right.

Small works

The maximum frame size for the small paintings is 28 x 24 cms. A standard frame of this size or a little smaller is available from several stores. These usually have a hardboard backing which is not acceptable for Splash. You must replace it with acid free foam board, available from art supply shops. The watercolour must be separated
from the glass with a mat or spacer. Small paintings have proved popular with buyers. We must offer works framed with archival quality materials.

See articles on framing your painting:
Courier boxes: Please don’t courier works in a disintegrating box. Buy a strong box
or make your own box, see how.

Previous Splash® Exhibitions

Splash-2019 showcased over 300 works painted by watercolour artists from across New Zealand. This year's guest artist, Min Kim, has won both national and international recognition for her paintings, including second prize in the Salon International (USA) Art Awards in 2007 as well as the Supreme Award in last year’s Splash exhibition. She is also featured in an episode of the television programme 'Put Some Colour in Your Life'.The annual watercolour exhibition has firmly established itself as a highlight of the Wellington visual arts calendar and it takes place in conjunction with Ceramicus 2019, the annual exhibition of the Wellington Potters’ Association. The combination of watercolours and ceramics has proved very popular with the public.

View Splash-2019 gallery

Splash-2018 was held from 16 November to 1 December 2018 at The NZ Academy of Fine Arts Gallery.







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